Today, I want to talk to you about turning 30.
It’s perfect timing for this blog, as we just celebrated my sister’s 30th birthday last week, by going to see Celine Dion in Vegas! It was sooo great to spend time with the women in my family.
So, how do YOU feel about the big 3-0?
I’ve noticed with my clients, it’s an age that can bring up a whole lotta FEAR. For many, it feels like a looming, doomsday kind of event. I get it ~ on my 30th birthday, I felt totally dazed and lost, with this sinking sensation that I should be much further along. I had a pretty good cry, too!
Somehow, most of us seemed to have picked up on this pervasive culture myth that if we don’t have it ALL figured out by 30, we are total failures. (Of course, this isn’t actually true!)
The TRUTH is, we are putting way too much pressure on ourselves ~ to have our careers, relationships, living situation, health AND finances all in line by 30.
Can you relate?
If so, you’re definitely not alone.
Kelsey came to work with me after she had just turned 29. Although she felt really unhappy in her job as a Senior Category Manager, she felt totally stuck and miserable, with no clue what she really wanted to be doing.
She had applied to similar jobs in her field, but didn’t feel excited about them. She deeply wanted to feel inspired again. She had felt lost and dissatisfied for so long. And she was worried…with 30 just around the corner, would she ever figure it out? Was she “too old” to make a change? What would people think??
I reassured Kelsey that she was exactly where she needed to be, and definitely wasn’t too old. Most of my clients actually come to me between the ages of 27 and 29, during their Saturn Return…it’s a totally normal phase to begin questioning everything and to make some big career changes.
With my guidance and FULL permisison to explore, it didn’t take Kelsey long to remember how much she LOVED working with people: helping them, comforting them, using her gifts of compassion and deep listening.
We looked at all of the possible careers that would be a match for this deeper calling she felt, and she made a decision that would change her life.
She wanted to be a counselor.
Today, Kelsey is in the process of finishing up her master’s degree in counseling, and she LOVES it. She completely lights up when she talks about her classes, her professors, her future career possibilities. She is sooo glad she took a leap of faith and started on a new career path, even though she was nearing the ripe old age of 30!
If you’re wanting some extra support in finding your dream career, the special spring discount on my 3-month coaching program ends next week! (It’s a $200 savings!) This program is designed for women in their 20s who are feeling lost or disillusioned in their careers, and are READY to figure out what they really want to be doing. If you’re curious and would like to see if it’s a good fit for you, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set up a complimentary “Career Clarity” session, so you can see what it’s all about! (There’s no obligation, promise.)
Here are Kelsey’s own words about working together:
“I’m loving school and am SO happy I changed careers! Before coaching with Angela, I felt trapped in a job that wasn’t allowing me to live my best life. I wasn’t passionate, excited, and making a difference in the lives of others, which is important to me. However, in working with Angela, I learned how to gain more clarity as to what I need in my next career, tap into my strengths, and have the determination to make the necessary change in my life. Now, I feel confident and excited in embracing a career change. I finally have a sense of direction and know I won’t continue down a path just to pay the bills — and it feels so, so, good! Thank you Angela! Thank you for always reminding me that I’m powerful, strong, smart, and that I have SO many things going for me!!!” ~ Kelsey
With love & encouragement,